BA76 - BA82
Comprising of seven red-lacquered sakazuki all decorated in gold foil and black and dark lacquers, three elevated on round feet; one with a cockerel, hen and chickens, signed and with a sticker, one in predominantly gold with a shishi lion-dog and a flowering branch continuing onto the exterior of the bowl and one with a male figure snatching a peach from a bowl of fruits, swirling cloud framing the scene, signed and with a sticker reading 'Shokasai no 214', three shallow bowls on short round feet; one with bold chrysanthemum flowers and vines in gold and dark lacquer, signed and with a sticker reading 'Shokasai 233', one with lotus vines in front of an open fan finely decorated with a turtle-like creature and cranes amongst crashing waves, signed, with a collection sticker and numbered 416 and one with a large cockerel seated on top of a barrel in which a hen and chick rests surrounded by vines continuing onto the exterior of the bowl, signed with a small symbol attached to the signature and a sticker reading 'no. 2972, no 78, by Kajikawa', and finally one smaller bowl elevated on a round foot and boldly lacquered with a carp leaping from foaming waves.
Lindberg collection, Sweden.
Gustaf Lindberg (1887-1961) was a well-known paediatrician, scientist and university teacher and also associate professor in paediatrics at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He started collecting around 1930 and founded the 'China Club' together with a group of prominent Swedish collectors including King Gustaf VI Adolf, Carl Kempe, Ivar Traugott, Emil Hultmark amongst others.
Lindberg travelled extensively and his knowledge and experience increased with studies of museum collections in different parts of the world and a vivid contact with international collectors and dealers. He himself published articles in, for example, 'Oriental Art' and the 'Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities'. He was internationally noted for his studies on the early HsingYao ware from the Tang period.
A part of the celebrated Lindberg collection was sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong and London in November 1978, with a single owner catalogue. On 28th November 1978 a Ming Yongle blue and white ewer from the Lindberg collection was sold in Hong Kong for what was at the time a world record price.